NOBLESSE OBLIGE -Stepping out of the Box

I stepped out of the box when I took my friend Sue’s advice during a book signing in London.

“Why don’t you send a copy of your book to the Queen?” she asked. (Yes,  she meant Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth)

Once back in New York I followed her suggestion, and after finding out how to address the Queen and confirmed her address to be  just Buckingham Palace, London,I did just that.

Not knowing what to expect, if anything at all, I was very surprised when I received an envelope with the postmark from Buckingham Palace only 3 weeks after mailing my package.  WOW! I couldn’t wait to open it! queens-letter

Of course, it was not her Majesty herself who wrote, but this very kind letter was sent by one of her staff members, mentioning the book.

Besides the letter, there was a card with her Majesty’s Photo on her ninetieth birthday.queen-pictureIn our fast-moving world where it is rare that we get an answer to our communications, may it be a letter, an email, a request for information, a resume, and often even a gift, receiving this letter really confirmed that indeed NOBLESSE OBLIGE!

And Never Forget – A Smile Changes everything! –  Her Majesty’s Smile has certainly changed the world for many years.